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Old 09-07-2007, 04:10 PM   #1
luminiscence
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Ethernet hangs after some time - fc5


I installed fc5 on my system. After some time, ethernet hangs up, and I have to run "service network restart" to start up my network again. This happens every 5-10 minutes of normal web-browsing, and within seconds of heavy data transfer through ssh/ftp.

"lspci" gives:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8050 PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 18)
"uname -r" gives:
2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp

Note: This problem does not happen in windows.

Please help me in solving this problem. Thanks.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 06:19 AM   #2
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weird problem... will it only drop connectivity if you do heavy i/o through ssh/ftp? every 5-10min regardless? Or every 5-10 minutes or heavy i/o through ssh/ftp, which ever comes first?


try:

lsmod | grep ^sk

see which module you are using. i have a very similar network card and there are 2 modules that will work with it, probably the same with yours, i have had problems with 1 of them but my problems were more like it wouldn't work period. i had to blacklist that module in fc6 as it would always load first.

sk98lin is the module i had problems with.
skge is the module i use now, it is the newer of the two also, it may not be in fc5 though.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Actually the problem is very arbitrary, its just a general trend that I observed.

lsmod | grep ^sk gives the module name as sky2.

Is there any way I can update my kernel using yum? yum update kernel gives the following error:
Could not find update match for kernel
No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion
 
  


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